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KPD OFFICERS OF THE MONTH & AWARDS
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2006 AWARDS
RESERVE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Chief Owen, Officer Cinnamon, Mayor Haslam
Volunteer Work Earns Reserve Officer Special Honors
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Reserve Officer Gary Cinnamon the 2006 Knoxville Police Department's Reserve Officer of the Year. Officer Cinnamon retired from KPD in April 2000 after serving more than 25 years as an officer.
[NEWS RELEASE]

OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Chief Owen, Officer Solomon, Mayor Haslam
Consistent Job Quality and Performance Earns Officer Special Honors
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Robert (Bobby) Solomon the Knoxville Police Department's 2006 Officer of the Year. Officer Solomon has been with the Knoxville Police Department since November 1986 and is currently the Property Manager of the Property Unit.
[NEWS RELEASE]

DECEMBER OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Jinks, Chief Owen
Officer Earns Special Honor For Off-Duty Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspect
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Phil Jinks the Officer of the Month for December. Officer Jinks has been with the Knoxville Police Department since May 1999.
[NEWS RELEASE]

Mayor Haslam, Honored Officers, Chief Owen
LIFE SAVING AWARD WINNERS

Officers Honored With Life Saving Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Officer Josh Hurst, Officer Brandon Glover, and Officer Eric Heitz. Officer Hurst has been with the department since November 2003. Officer Glover has been an officer for KPD since October 2004 while Officer Heitz has been with the department since May 2005.
[NEWS RELEASE]

LIFE SAVING AWARD WINNER
Mayor Haslam, Officer Woolridge, Chief Owen
Response To Choking Victim Earns Officer Life Saving Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Lt. Bob Wooldridge. Lt. Wooldridge has been with the Knoxville Police Department since November 1981.
[NEWS RELEASE]

LIFE SAVING AWARD WINNERS
Mayor Haslam, Officers Linkins and Major, Chief Owen
Officers Honored with Life Saving Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Sgt. Phil Major and Officer Ron Linkins. Sgt. Major has been with the department since March 1993. Officer Linkins has been with KPD since March 1995.
[NEWS RELEASE]

NOVEMBER OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Sasscer, Chief Owen
Arrest of Burglary Suspects and DUI Arrest Earns Officer Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Lieutenant Gene Sasscer the Officer of the Month for November. Lt. Sasscer has been with the department since November 1979.
[NEWS RELEASE]

OCTOBER OFFICERS OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Honorees, Chief Owen
Officers Honored For Arrest Of Robbery Suspect
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Richard Wallace and Officer Michael Price the October officers of the Month. Officer Wallace and Officer Price have been with the Knoxville Police Department since March 2005.
[NEWS RELEASE]

AUGUST OFFICERS OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Honorees, Chief Owen
Officers Honored For Arrest Of Robbery Suspect
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named officers Brad Boruff, Brandon Glover, Adam Moore, and John Williams the Officers of the Month for August 2006. Officer Boruff has been with the department since November 2003. Officer Glover and Officer Moore have been with KPD since October 2004 while Officer Williams has been with the department since August 2000.
[NEWS RELEASE]

2006 LIFESAVING AWARD LIST:
Rhett Carter
Brandon Glover
Eric Heitz
Josh Hurst
Tim Kesterson
Ron Linkins
Phil Major
Chas Terry
David Wilson (citizen)
Bob Wooldridge
Life Saving Award Winner
Mayor Haslam, Honoree, Chief Owen
Officer and Citizen Awarded Life Saving Award For Saving Drowning Victim
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Officer Chas Terry. Officer Terry has been with the Knoxville Police Department since March 2005. Chief Owen said that on August 30, 2006 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Officer Terry was investigating a vehicle crash on Kennesaw Drive. As Officer Terry was completing the investigation he heard a woman screaming for help. Officer Terry immediately responded to her plea. The distraught woman was screaming that her son was at the bottom of their pool.
[NEWS RELEASE]

JULY OFFICERS OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Honorees, Chief Owen
Robbery Investigation Results In Award For Officers
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Brad Boruff and Officer John Williams the Officers of the Month for July. Officer Boruff has been with the department since November 2003. Officer Williams has been with KPD since August 2000.
[NEWS RELEASE]

OFFICERS RECEIVE LIFESAVING AWARD
Mayor Haslam, Honorees, Chief Owen
Officer and Evidence Technician Honored With Lifesaving Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department's Lifesaving Award to Officer Rhett Carter and Sr. Evidence Technician Tim Kesterson. Officer Carter has been with the department since October 2001. Evidence Technician Kesterson joined the department in August 2001.

Chief Owen said that on July 9 at approximately 2:11 a.m. Officer Carter and Evidence Tech Kesterson had responded to a North Knoxville residence to investigate an attempted rape. While they were processing the crime scene they heard a loud crash and turned to see that the victim had passed out. The victim was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Officer Carter immediately called for an ambulance while Technician Kesterson prepared to start CPR. Officer Carter and Technician Kesterson performed two-man CPR until the ambulance arrived. The victim was transported to the hospital where she gained consciousness.
[NEWS RELEASE]

JUNE OFFICERS OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Cadet Wilson, Investigator Giammarino, Chief Owen
Officer and Cadet Honored For Quick Action and Arrest of Burglary Suspect
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today honored Investigator Richard Giammarino and Cadet Zach Wilson for their quick action in the arrest of a burglary suspect. Investigator Giammarino has been with the department since November 1986. Zach Wilson has been a Cadet since October 2005.
[NEWS RELEASE]

MAY OFFICERS OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officers Parks and Blevins, Chief Owen
Officers Honored For Capture of Dangerous Robbery Suspect
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Eric Parks and Officer Robert Blevins the Officers of the Month for May 2006. Officer Parks has been with the department since November 2003. Officer Blevins has been with KPD since May 2002.
[NEWS RELEASE]

APRIL OFFICERS OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Williams, Officer Ogle, Chief Owen
Officers Honored For Arrest of Gun Toting Teens
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer John Williams and Officer David Ogle the April 2006 Officers of the Month. Officer Williams has been with the KPD since August 2000. Officer Ogle has been with the department since May 2002.
[NEWS RELEASE]

MARCH OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Taylor and Police Chief Owen
Arrest of Burglary Suspect Earns Officer Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Robert Taylor the March Officer of the Month. Officer Taylor has been with the department since May 1994.
[NEWS RELEASE]

JANUARY OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Coker, Police Chief Owen
Quick Action By School Resource Officer Results In Three Arrests
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Greg Coker the Officer of the Month for January 2006. Officer Coker has been with the department since January 1990.
[NEWS RELEASE]

2006 OFFICERS OF THE MONTH LIST:
January Greg Coker
March Robert Taylor
April John Williams & David Ogle
May Eric Parks & Robert Blevins
June Richard Giammarino & Zach Wilson
July Brad Boruff & John Williams
August Brad Boruff, Brandon Glover, Adam Moore, & John Williams
October Richard Wallace & Michael Price
November Gene Sasscer
December Phil Jinks
Officer of
the Year
Robert (Bobby) Solomon
Reserve Officer
of the Year
Gary Cinnamon

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